Michael Waitze worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo.  Michael lived and worked in Tokyo from February 1990 until December 2011.  Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, building one of the biggest and fastest-growing podcast listener bases in the region.  His AsiaTechPodcast.com show has listeners in more than 170 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

Theresa is the founder of the Asia InsurTech Podcast and a Thought Leader on innovation in insurance in Asia. She has worked for ten years for leading multinational insurers in Europe and Asia before turning to management consulting and venture building with the goal of transforming the insurance industry and helping shape its future in the region.

2021 has been another record year in InsurTech. According to Willis Towers Watson’s Quarterly InsurTech Briefing – October 2021, InsurTech investments in 2021 could reach the entirety of 2018 and 2019 added together.

Willis Towers Watson’s Quarterly InsurTech Briefing- October 2021

But InsurTech is no longer just about startups. The Asia InsurTech Podcast has closely followed the trend of insurance incumbents partnering with startups as a means to accelerate digital transformation. Over the past year, we have spoken to many amazing industry leaders in order to understand how technology is reshaping the insurance industry and what the future of insurance might look like. Having those meaningful conversations was not only a lot of fun but we also learned a ton. We hope you did too. 

Wrapping up 2021, we have ranked the top episodes of the year. To ensure episodes published later in the year didn’t have a disadvantage, we looked at the number of listeners of an episode in its first 7 days after publishing. This allowed us to include all episodes published between January 4th and December 13th, 2021. 

Find out who our top 10 episodes are and where our listeners are coming from in our top 10 countries ranking. 

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